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Casablanca meets Star Wars. Eat. Drink. Relax. Easy going vibe. Comfortable. Classy. Eclectic. Approachable. Refined casual. Your place.
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Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice and laid back with a good crowd. Good and wine selection is excellent. Great for a date night.

JD
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great spot with a cool vibe that is amazing to have a bite and spend time with those you adore

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Rather than writing a story about the multiple things that almost ruined Valentine’s Day for me, I will try to be as brief as possible. Showed up 10 mins before reservation, sat an hour after my reservation (they sat people behind us first despite saying there were only 3 groups ahead of us when we checked in). Waiter came to us a total of 3 times over the hour and half we sat there. He didn’t ask how we wanted our steak cooked and lied to us on timing for food. He brought the check saying “I was told the desert was right before me”. We sat there for 20 minutes and didn’t get the desert. I generally don’t like to write negative reviews but my experience here was probably the worst that I can ever remember. Not as much due to the food, but due to the horrible service.

DN
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food took way too long--and wasn't noteworthy when we got it---just ok. For a non meat eater, selections were limited

DW
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our third time to visit and still loving it.
Each time the service has been excellent. Good cocktails and an imaginative menu selection, from starters to entrees. Have always sat inside in the booths, but look forward to warm weather season to try outside.

H
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The other people in my party liked their food. My chicken wasn’t great. Had a bad experience here before and was giving it one more try. Service isn’t great. The back patio with live music was good.

RB
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, good vibe. Only disappointment was that it was a warm enough night to sit out on the patio overlooking a wooded area...but the solo musician was cranked up too loud to allow for easy conversation with our dinner companions, so we settled for indoors. From a musician's perspective, I know it's a thankless job playing for diners who are talking over you - but during the dinner hour people are there to enjoy a meal and conversation with companions, not listen attentively to a performance. Better to offer instrumental music, or at least music intended as background, and played at a volume level which enhances rather than detracts from the experience.

HE
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Love the decor and our server was excellent! Food was not as good. Salmon was disappointing as were the veggies that came with it.

G
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food was less than inspired; could have been the selection

g
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent meal and good service. Missed the Tempura Portabella mushrooms which are no longer on the menu.

MN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Appetize ok but entrees were terrible. Steak frites not cooked to order, and mushrooms with NY strip way too rich. This is the third time where it was not good won't return.

Local Traveler
Responded on November 26, 2019

Hi Marie, We are extremely disappointed to hear about your subpar food experience on your recent visits. It seems we were unable to immediately rectify any mistakes as they occurred, and for that we are truly sorry. We most certainly cook our steaks and even our fries to order. However, clearly that dedication to freshness didn't make it onto your plate, and I will follow up with the relevant people to identify the issues to prevent them from reoccurring. Kind regards, The LT Management Team

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IH
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience5

1. There were at least 10 dogs on the patio where we ate. It was kind of gross.
2. Food was not good at all. We really wanted it to be because this restaurant is so close and has such a cool atmosphere (minus the dogs). Pancakes were raw, over easy eggs were over firm, pasta dish was bland, bacon was over cooked. So sad :(
3. Service was decent. Super nice waitress but food came out in waves so none of us ate together.

Local Traveler
Responded on November 19, 2019

Hello IHGF, We apologize for your experience last Sunday. We hosted a dog rescue group that day, and while our patio is dog friendly, we are happy to reseat you to an area away from any pets if you prefer. We also regret the issues with the kitchen you experienced. Our new brunch rollout was that day, and unfortunately didn't go smoothly. I hope a manager addressed the issues while you were there. If not, please email us and we will make things right. Warm regards, The LT Management Team.

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CW
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favorite! Plan to return often. Loved everything about it.

Local Traveler
Responded on November 13, 2019

Hi Carol! We are so glad you enjoyed your last visit, and look forward to welcoming you back again very soon! Warmest regards, The LT Management Team

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ES
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and waitstaff were great! We really like it here!

Local Traveler
Responded on November 6, 2019

Thank you for your visit, Erik! We hope to welcome you back soon! Best regards, The LT Management Team

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B
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Beautiful place, great view by the trail. Not kid friendly. Food was nothing great and very pricey.

Local Traveler
Responded on October 27, 2019

Hi Becky, We are sorry you didn't seem to enjoy your last experience with us, and would love for you to share with us in which ways our service and food fell short in particular, as you rated us only 1 and 2 out of 5, respectively. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to share them with us directly! Best regards, The LT Management Team

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a
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch on their awesome patio. The food was great (kids loved the pancakes). We had a great time and a reasonable brunch tab too! $4 mimosas were great!

Local Traveler
Responded on October 23, 2019

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to welcome you back for brunch or dinner soon! Best regards, The LT Management Team

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T
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

From start to finish the experience we had here was horrible. From waiters who didn’t know the menu to the food being bland to our salads coming out after our entrees and being inedible. They ran out of duck egg rolls for 6pm... which is a shame. The whole experience was a complete letdown especially since it was my wife’s birthday, the least they could’ve done was made an effort to acknowledge it.

Local Traveler
Responded on October 15, 2019

Hello Thewanderlusty, We are disappointed to hear of your subpar experience. It is completely out of sync with the majority of our guest experiences recently. Would you mind sharing a bit more information about what went wrong? I will reach out to you directly to follow up. With apologies, The LT Management Team

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SA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed our dinner With friends. Service was on target and the daily specials were excellent. Will definitely visit again. The patio has a wonderful ambience not easily matched in Dallas!

Local Traveler
Responded on October 13, 2019

Hello Susan! Thank you for your visit! If you have any suggestions on how we can improve, please feel free to share them with us! Best regards, The LT Management Team

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JM
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Menu was somewhat limited and did not seem as creative as previous visits

Local Traveler
Responded on October 8, 2019

Hello James, Thank you for your feedback. We are about to roll out some menu changes for the fall season, so you can expect to see some new items very shortly! We hope to see you back again soon. Best regards, The LT Management Team

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MF
Dallas
48 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time Diners. Enjoyed my Old Fashioned and Salmon. Meal was good. Service very good.

Local Traveler
Responded on October 8, 2019

Hello Moe, Thank you for your recent visit! We are thrilled you enjoyed the service in particular, as its one area that we have worked hard to improve. If you have any other feedback, we always welcome it! Best regards, The LT Management Team

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DB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was one of the most enjoyable time and meals I had while in Dallas. The food was really good and so was the service. We sat on the back covered patio which was quiet and quite nice. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone for a great meal and time.

Local Traveler
Responded on October 8, 2019

Hello Dave, Thank you for your kind words! We hope to welcome you back very soon. Best regards, The LT Management Team

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OT
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great ambience, drinks and food - and wonderful live music. Loved it!

DR
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

I’ve been to LT many times but it’s been several months since my last visit. In the past, my experience at LT was a good one. On our visit on 9/28/19, things had changed. The menu had been reworked and the prices had been increased. As a long time resident of Lakewood, I’ve seen multiple nice restaurants close after short periods of time because I’d suspect, since Lakewood is a family community, that prices got too steep for family outings. Our visit on a Saturday night showed quite a few tables which were not occupied. That was surprising to me as compared to my last visit earlier in the year. I will say that the food, however on the expensive side, was delicious. The service we received was off-putting...our male server seemed pushy and we felt rushed through our meal. Retraining might be advised for some of the employees here. An astute manager would possibly have seen that there might be a problem with our service, but a manger was nowhere to be found. As for noise level, it was moderate. To end on a positive note, the restaurant is beautifully appointed. The patio is great and there’s live music on the weekends. I hope that the prices come down a bit and the service improves so that this restaurant will have a long run.

Local Traveler
Responded on September 30, 2019

Hi Dale, We are disappointed to hear your last visit was not up to your expectations. Chef has actively worked to lower prices and make our menu more affordable. We have actually dropped prices approximately 10-15% over the last 6 months on average. Regarding service, your feedback is noted. We will talk to the server directly to understand how to avoid this situation in the future. If you have any other specific feedback, please feel free to share it directly. Best, The LT Management Team

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SL
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my new favorite restaurant in the metroplex. I have dined here three times in as many months. It is always delicious, and the service is outstanding. Our waiter, Evan, helped make our evening a wonderful experience. At his suggestion, we tried the squid steak appetizer off the special menu from their last chef tasting dinner event. It was truly superlative. Of the four, one also tried one of the evening's specials, striped bass with risotto, and the other three ordered off the regular menu. All were great. I am definitely going to take part in The Local Traveler's next chef dinner event in October.

Local Traveler
Responded on October 6, 2019

Hi Susan, We are so happy that you enjoyed your experiences here, and that you enjoyed Evan's service. Feel free to request him directly next time, with the hostesses while walking in or when making your reservations. We hope to see you back again soon! Best regards, The LT Management Team

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u
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was unusually off the mark considering past experiences and the fact it wasn't that busy. Meat and cheese tray is wonderful. Staff is very pleasant.

Local Traveler
Responded on September 22, 2019

Hello uniqueindallas, We appreciate the honest feedback, and have already identified some of the issues that you faced originally and will ensure that they do not happen again. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Please feel free to ask for Michael or Joseph on your next visit, and we will make sure you are well taken care of. Best regards, The LT Management Team

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CC
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was yummy, great service and the peach cobbler fresh.

EG
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Friendly staff. Good food. Main courses were a little expensive.

Local Traveler
Responded on September 14, 2019

Hello Eleanor, We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience overall. We are always open to changing our menu to add more value to the guest experience. If you have any specific feedback or suggestions, please feel free to share it with us directly! Best regards, The LT Management Team

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RS
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit and expectations were high. Our server was chill and informative. The food was heavenly. Cocktails were perfect. Service was just wonderful. Thanks for a great experience.

Local Traveler
Responded on September 11, 2019

Hello RareSteakFan! We are so thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed your last experience with us. We hope to welcome you again back very soon! Best regards, The LT Management Team

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BM
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always good

Local Traveler
Responded on September 4, 2019

Hi Billy! We are glad you enjoyed your experiences with us. If you have any feedback for how we can improve, please feel free to share it with us! We'd love to welcome you back very soon. Best regards, The LT Management Team

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TN
Dallas
40 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

There were a couple of glitches but Evan was a great server and the food was delicious. I tried a craft cocktail that wasn’t very good though 😝.

Local Traveler
Responded on September 4, 2019

Hi TNT57, We are glad you had an overall pleasant experience! We would appreciate it if you had some time to share some more detailed feedback about your experience with us. Regardless, we hope to welcome you back to LT soon! Best regards, The LT Management Team

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TC
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice memory

JA
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

a little on the expensive side for me, about $25 for an entree. But all courses were very tasty. Service was great and the patio is very nice.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service!

EB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food outstanding as well as the service.
Will go again soon.

Local Traveler
Responded on August 15, 2019

Hi EddB, Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you back again very soon. Best regards, The LT Management Team

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A
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner with friends.

Local Traveler
Responded on August 15, 2019

Hi Andrea! We are thrilled you enjoyed your last experience. Please come back and visit us again soon! Best regards, The LT Management Team

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BH
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time to try and we will definitely be back.

Local Traveler
Responded on August 15, 2019

Hi Beth, Thank you for your kind words! We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Best regards, The LT Management Team

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SL
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Although the noise level was deafening, we all had a great time. We sat in one of the center booths, which is very comfortable. However, we will try to sit somewhere that does not have so much noise, maybe a perimeter table. Warning, three of us ordered Gin and Tonics, and our first round of drinks were made with flat tonic water. Overall the food is very good, and it easy to get to and not far from our home, and will become one of our regular spots to share a meal with friends.

Management - please expand your pickle brined fried chicken to include white meat. There are a lot of us out there that do not like dark meat. Thank you!

Local Traveler
Responded on July 31, 2019

Hello Susan, Thank you for your feedback. We will make sure to take your comments into consideration for future menu development. We had three different large parties in the restaurant on Saturday night which certainly played into the noise factor. For that we apologize. I'm happy to hear that you overall enjoyed your experience nonetheless, and we hope to welcome you back soon! Best regards, The LT Management Team

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GM
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a couple of drinks at Happy Hour before sitting on the patio for dinner.
Food was very good and waiter attentive to our needs. I would definately recommend!

Local Traveler
Responded on July 31, 2019

Hello Gloria, We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience on your last visit, and hope to welcome you back again soon! Best regards, The LT Management Team

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a great experience here dining for the first time. My wife and I absolutely loved everything! Kelly was our server and he was awesome! The fried chicken and patio were both the bomb!

Local Traveler
Responded on July 28, 2019

Hello! We are thrilled you had a wonderful experience here this Friday. Please come back and see us soon! Best regards, The LT Management Team

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M
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food and service was great! The patio has such a nice view.